Why We Love It
Engaging and witty illustrations, repetition and rhyme make this book a must-have for any toddler’s library! This book introduces the concepts of opposites, adjectives, counting and colors while hunting for the elusive green sheep. The simple words and predictable pattern make it easy for children to finish the sentences as they read together with a parent. And the well-placed Spanish text is an additional bonus for Spanish speakers.
- After you’ve read the book several times, leave out the rhyming word and pause expectantly and see if your child can provide the missing word.
- Once your child can consistently predict the rhyming words in favorite books, start playing rhyming games. Start with simple words that your child is already familiar with. For example, say one simple word and see if your child can provide a rhyme such as dog and log, man and fan etc.
- Have your toddler, “read” the story to you using the pictures and their familiarity to guide the retelling.
- Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
- Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
- Grandpa Green by Lane Smith